Army Ranger Tab Badge
Description: The ranger qualification tab for the Army green uniform is 1 5/32 inches wide with a yellow embroidered border and letters over a black background. A subdued version with black letters and border on an olive drab background is authorized on battle dress uniforms.
Symbolism: The colors reflect the previously authorized ranger shoulder sleeve insignia which was diamond shaped with yellow border and letters and a deep blue background.
Award Eligibility: a. The Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School awards the Ranger Tab to any person who successfully completed a Ranger Course conducted by that school.
b. The Commander, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) and the Commander, U.S. Total Army Reserve Personnel Center (AR-PERSCOM) may award the Ranger Tab to any person who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving during World War II as a member of a Ranger Battalion (1st Bn - 6th Bn inclusive) or in the 5307th Composite Unit, Provisional (Merrill’s Maurauders); to any person who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving during the Korean Conflict with the 8th Army Ranger Company (11 October 1950 to 27 March 1951); or to any person who successfully completed a Ranger Course conducted by the Ranger Training Command at Fort Benning, GA.
Date Approved: The cloth tab was approved by HQDA on 6 November 1950. Authorization to wear the tab was included in Change 2, AR 600-70, dated 23 January 1953. On 25 November 1984, the Army Chief of Staff approved a metal replica of the embroidered tab for wear on the dress mess uniforms.
Subdued Tab: The subdued tab is embroidered on a cloth background and bordered with black letters. The tab is not authorized in subdued metal.
Miniature Badges: The metal badge authorized for wear on the Army blue or white uniform and green shirt is 1 5/32 inches wide with a black enameled background and gold letters and border. The dress miniature for wear on the mess/dress uniforms is 13/16 inch wide.
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